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Anthony Bourdain had no reservations about a move to CNN. Shortly after concluding an eight-season stint at the helm of his popular Travel Channel series, the equally popular Emmy-winning host came to the news network searching for "Parts Unknown." In the hourlong weekend series -- similar in premise to Travel's "No Reservations" -- Bourdain explores the world to, he says, "eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice ... they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get." Enticed by the opportunity to experience cultures rarely visited by American TV, such as in the Congo, Libya and Myanmar, the chef and best-selling author also takes viewers to Colombia, Peru, Morocco and, closer to home, Koreatown in Los Angeles.

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Bourdain takes a personal journey through this formerly bohemian New York City neighborhood, as he meets, shares meals and reflects with music, film and art trailblazers including Richard Hell, Deborah Harry and Chris Stein.
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Bourdain tours the northern Portugal city with his former Les Halles boss, Jose Meirelles; food takes center stage.
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Bourdain immerses himself in the "boom or bust" city of Seattle.
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Anthony explores big sky country as he joins Joe Rogan in a pheasant hunt, visits the Crow reservation and Orphan Boy Mine; one on one talk with the late writer Jim Harrison.
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Anthony visits chef Josh Habiger's Catbird Seat and Bolton's famous hot chicken; Anthony parties with singer Alison Mosshart as he indulges in the best that Music City, U.S.A., has to offer.
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The people who made "Parts Unknown" select moments from their episodes and pull back the curtain, to talk about collaboration, creative freedom, moments when Bourdain had their back or called them out, and the times when he was caught off guard.
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Traveling to the untamed land of Big Bend, Texas near the Mexican border, an area that pits man against nature and in which the land usually wins; sharing meals with working cowboys who have made peace with the rough terrain.
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Anthony explores the Brazilian heartland, home to baroque architecture, lush hillsides and mineiro cuisine which includes broiled chicken served in a sauce made using its own blood.
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An alternative tour of Los Angeles by Bourdain; focuses on the impact and contributions of its less photographed and often overlooked Latino communities.
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Anthony explores Houston's diverse cultures, taking in a Bollywood-style dance in a grocery store and a quinceaƱera in suburban Pasadena while making time for Viet-Bayou crawfish and East Texas barbecue.
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A shadow puppet performance provides an entry into understanding Indonesia, a country comprised of thousands of islands whose people endured political turmoil, and one in which, Bourdain discovers, food is the great unifier.
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Bourdain tours the historically rich streets of Singapore; immerses himself in the vast array of multicultural foods throughout this island city-state.
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Bourdain takes his first journey to the Sultanate of Oman; finds a peaceful land of beauty that defies expectations.
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How Anthony Bourdain's unique perspective and voice altered the world of food, travel and culture, and in the process reinvented how audiences watched television and engaged intimately and actively with the world around them.
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Anthony Bourdain introduces W. Kamau Bell to the distinctive sights, tastes and sounds of Kenya.
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Anthony Bourdain digs deep into the proud, often misunderstood culture of West Virginia, as he traverses a 5,000-foot mine, observes the demolition derby-like sport of rock-bouncing and dines on signature Appalachian dishes.
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Bourdain travels to the enchanted region of Asturias, Spain with chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, as he makes a return to his homeland.
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Anthony Bourdain explores the rocky, east-coast Canadian island of Newfoundland, a place abundant in fish and wild game and steeped in distinctive traditions; Anthony's guides include prominent chefs Frederic Moran, Jeremy Charles and David McMillan.
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Anthony Bourdain and film director Darren Aronofsky tour the remote South Asian Kingdom of Bhutan; the seasoned explorers share a meal with yak herders and visit the capitol city of Thimphu for traditional Bhutanese cuisine.
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Bourdain discovers a hub of international cuisines and cultures in the New York City Borough of Queens.
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Anthony Bourdain travels to the bottom of the earth to experience the beauty and mystery of the coldest and windiest place on earth.

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